Shockwaves of Assassination: South Asia 1975

On August 17, 2021, Centre for Research and Information (CRI) organized a webinar "Shockwaves of Assassination: South Asia 1975" which reflected on the darkest chapter that unfolded with the assassination…

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How the promise of a newly-independent Bangladesh was hijacked by the military junta

Who was Mujib? 

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was one of the post-colonial leaders who were able to inspire people to make a fresh mark on the world map. In the 1950s and 60s, he led the challenging struggle for a democratic alternative to colonial dominance by the then West Pakistan, and subsequently for the independence of Bangladesh in 1971.  (more…)

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Fourth issue of WhiteBoard looks at Bangladesh’s innovation journey

CRI launched the fourth issue of its flagship policy magazine ‘WhiteBoard’ on 17 June 2021. The issue of the second quarter of 2021 focuses on innovation and financial inclusion policy issues in Bangladesh. It also explores the potential next steps for the country’s innovation journey. With the launch of this issue WhiteBoard completes its first year.

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What milestones have Bangladesh crossed in 50 years

Bangladesh marks 50 years of its independence. The independence was earned through a hard-fought bloody war against Pakistan in 1971. The golden jubilee of independence is the biggest milestone for…

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How Mujib’s 7th March speech became the roadmap of Bangladesh’s independence

Many students of political history who focus on South Asia may rightly wonder why a speech of a political leader in erstwhile East Pakistan gained documentary heritage recognition from UNESCO, a United Nations agency. Only after listening to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s invigorating speech of 7th March, 1971, the South Asian political history enthusiasts would realize the significance and archival value of the historic speech. (more…)

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Story of Bangladesh’s graduation out of UN’s LDC group

According to United Nations, the least developed countries (LDCs) are low-income countries confronting severe structural impediments to sustainable development. They are highly vulnerable to economic and environmental shocks and have…

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How Mujib influenced the Language Movement

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, fondly known as Mujib, was the founding father of Bangladesh. He began to distinguish himself as a politician from the early 1950s. He was an ardent proponent of the culture and identity of the Bengalis of erstwhile Pakistan. Through his active involvement in the Bengali Language Movement, Mujib provided leadership in bringing the Bengali identity into prominence. (more…)

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